Sudip Misra

Sudip Misra is a Professor and INAE Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. His current research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things. Professor Misra has published over 460 scholarly research papers and 12 books. He has won nine research paper awards in different conferences and four best paper awards in IEEE journals. He was awarded the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, California, USA. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Faculty Excellence Award (IIT Kharagpur), Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award), Samsung Innovation Awards-2014 at IIT Kharagpur, IETE-Biman Behari Sen Memorial Award-2014, and the Careers360 Outstanding Faculty Award in Computer Science for the year 2018 from the Honourable Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India. Thrice consecutively he was the recipient of the IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was awarded the Canadian Government’s prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany. His team received the GYTI Award 2018 in the hands of the President of India for socially relevant innovations. Dr. Misra has been serving as the Associate Editor of different journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Network, and IEEE Systems Journal. He is the Fellow of the IEEE, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, British Computer Society (BCS), UK, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), UK, and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (IETE), India. Professor Misra is the distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has been serving the Executive Committee of IEEE Kharagpur Section since 2008 in different capacities. He was the Chair of the IEEE Kharagpur Section. Dr. Misra is the ACM Distinguished Member. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of the IoT startup, SensorDrops Networks Private Limited ( Further details about him are available at

B.K. Panigrahi

Dr B K Panigrahi is presently working as a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department and head of Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART), IIT Delhi, India. Prior to joining IIT Delhi in 2005, he has served as a faculty in Electrical Engineering Department, UCE Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India from 1992 to 2005. His research interest includes application of AI and ML tools and techniques to power system planning, operation, control, protection and management. His research also focuses on various domain of Smart Grid and Micro grid. Professor Panigrahi is presently also looking into the issues of EV charging infrastructures and the impact of fast charging infrastructure on the grid, Battery management system, Battery pack design and Battery swapping stations is another focus research domain. He has served as the editorial board member / associate editor/ special issue guest editor of different international journals published by IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer etc. He is also associated with various international conferences in various capacity. Dr Panigrahi has published more than 600 research papers in various international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is a fellow of INAE, NASI and Senior member of IEEE.

Gondi Kondaiah Ananthasuresh

G. K. Ananthasuresh is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Dean of Mechanical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, master’s from the University of Toledo, and PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, all in mechanical engineering. His research interests are compliant mechanisms and topology optimization with applications in microelectromechanical systems, mechanics of biological cells, biomedical devices, and microrobotics. In addition to research output of more than 300 journal and conference publications and 16 patents, his research group has spun off four startups. His work is recognized with 15 best paper awards, 10 design prizes, and National Science Foundation (USA) Early Career Award, Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teeter Educational Award as well as Swarnajayanthi Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, and Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in India. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineers, India.

Maryam Shojaei

Maryam Shojaei Baghini (INAE fellow) is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, in 1991 and 1999, respectively. She worked for more than 2 years in industry on the design of analog ICs. In 2001, she joined Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where she is currently a TATA Trust Chair Professor in Frugal Engineering. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed international journal and conference paper, and the inventor/co-inventor of 20 granted patents. Her research areas span from devices and sensors to the integrated instrumentation circuits and sensor systems, energy-harvesting circuits and systems, and analog/mixed-signal/RF design for emerging applications. She is recipient/co-recipient of several awards, of which the recent award is the Qualcomm Faculty Award 2021 India. Maryam has advised/co-advised 31 graduated Ph.D. scholars. She has served on the Technical Program Committee of several IEEE conferences, including, the WSN Track Chair of the 2018 and 2019 IEEE Sensors Conferences. She was one of the 3 TPC Chairs of International VLSI Design Conference 2022. Maryam is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Sensors Council 2022-2024 and listed as one the 51 selected Women Achievers in STEM by CII (India) in 2021.

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